SPARTAN NEWS

WHAT’S NEW?

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT FOR JUNIORS/SENIORS:  Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is now hiring! Work outdoors as part of a student crew. This position is open to current H.S. Juniors & Seniors.  It is a full-time summer position and the starting pay is $14.25/hr. Please find more information and applications for this awesome opportunity in the CCC. Application deadline is Saturday, April 13, 2019.

SENIORS:  The deadline to turn in your “OC Friday” field trips forms is Tuesday, April 2nd at 3:30 pm. This is your opportunity to meet with a counselor, register for classes, get your financial aid questions answered as well as get a tour of the campus. Did I mention a FREE lunch? Field trip forms can be picked up in the College and Career Center.

Spartans make sure you are in the College and Career Center’s google classroom! You will get alerts on the any upcoming field trips, guest speakers, job opportunities, the most up to date scholarship list and much more! Code:stta7wd

The Channel Islands Chapter of the Links is hosting a community workshop and panel discussion for the parents of students in grades 6-9 that are targeting them to become college-bound students. It is designed especially for those seeking to gain information for youth entering college majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Math. This FREE event is on Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at the Oxnard Public Library. For more information please call 805-479-7433.

What’s Happening?

SENIORS…The year is quickly coming to an end! If you have lost TEXT or LIBRARY books, you will NOT be allowed to attend prom, gradnite, or receive your diploma! IF YOU OWE…YOU WON’T GO! Notices have been mailed to your parents. TAKE CARE OF BOOK BUSINESS NOW! DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO RETURN OR PAY FOR LOST BOOKS!!! Please see Mrs. Petti in the Book Room. She is open at 7:30 a.m. to assist you.

APRIL IS ART MONTH! On Thursday, April 4, the 10th annual IB art show will be held at the Camarillo Ranch House from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. On Tuesday, April 9, the District Art Show will be held at the Maritime Museum with reception starting at 5:30. All month long a sculpture exhibit: Mr. Contreras, I Shrunk the Kids! will be on display in the library. Come check out artwork from Ms. Basden’s 1st and 2nd period 3-D Sculpture class.

2019 SUMMER SCHOOL: Current RMHS Students’ only have a little more than TWO WEEKS to sign up for Summer School at Rio Mesa High School. Classes will begin on July 1 and go through July 26, 2019.  The registration deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019. All summer school forms and master agreements MUST be turned in by this date. Busing will be provided to some locations. Classes may be changed or canceled, at any time, due to lack of enrollment. Direct any questions to Mrs. Ortiz.

SENIORS!  Don’t Forget to purchase your Grad Night Tickets.  Grad Night is June 12th!  The last day to purchase tickets will be April 5th.

ATTENTION SENIORS: Are you planning on participating in Senior Activities like Gradnite? You will NOT be allowed to purchase tickets if you have 3 or more Unverified Absences. See Attendance Advisor, Mrs. Ramirez, in the office to check your attendance!

CLOTHING DRIVEThe One People Club is collecting new, and slightly used clothing for the homeless population.  You may turn in your items to Miss Stancil’s room 44, or any one of your teachers.  Let’s show the community our Spartan Pride by helping those in need!

Clubs / Athletics

DANCE AUDITIONS: Advanced Dance auditions for next year are April 3rd and 4th from 3:15 pm-5:30 pm in the dance room.  Please see Ms. Scholler for more information.

FAITH HOPE LOVE CLUB (FHL): FHL invites everyone to join us as we pray for our school, the year, our country, etc. FHL will meet every Wednesday at lunch.

MESA: Attention students with an interest in STEM: You are invited to join the weekly MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) meetings in Room 12 on Wednesdays at lunch. Our club aims to shape scientific minds by introducing hands on experience with science projects and activities to nurture and strengthen your interests.

STUDENT NUTRITION COUNCIL: The Student Nutrition Council’s SNAC Club meets every Tuesday in room 47.  Help try new foods for the cafeteria, earn volunteer hours

TEQUIO MEETINGS: During 2nd semester, the Tequio Club will be meeting every Friday, at lunch, in room 80A, and all are invited. Junta de Tequio Cada viernes durante el almuerzo en salón 80A y todos están invitados J

College & Career   

RMHS JUNIORS’ SAT AND ACT REGISTRATION DRIVE: Stop by room 34 during Nutrition, Lunch, or after school to get help registering for the SAT or ACT.

GIRLS WHO CODE:   This summer there will be a Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program for 10th and 11th grade girls going into their junior or senior year. This is a free 7-week program and it’s a great opportunity that looks good on college applications. Girls who Code also provides travel and housing stipends for eligible applicants. Participants will learn about computer science, gain exposure to tech jobs, and join a sisterhood of girls who are using computer science to become change-makers. Coding experience is not required. Visit this link for more information: https://girlswhocode.com/summer-immersion-programs/

TODAY!! IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM:  10th grade students and parents/guardians who want to learn more about the IB programs available to juniors and seniors, the IB Diploma Program and the IB Career Program, are invited to attend an informational meeting before Open House on Wednesday, March 27.  This informational meeting will take place from 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the RMHS library.  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Wrout in room 8.

SENIORS: Did you promote from Dos Caminos in 5th Grade? If so, the Dos Caminos Elementary School PTA is offering a $250 scholarship to a former Dos Caminos student who is graduating high school in 2019. If that’s you, please complete the application by following the link below. Deadline to apply is May 1st, 2019. https://goo.gl/forms/GZOzoWbVxPRLQwfR2

RMHS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION: I wanted to make you aware that the Rio Mesa Scholarship Foundation has an “Amazon Smile” account. You shop the same way you do on Amazon.com except you use the link below. We receive a donation on purchases at no additional cost to you or Amazon!  It’s easy!  Just click on the link below! Please SHARE the link below and start using the next time you shop online! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-3278137

RMHS SENIORS: Transfer Making It Happen (TMIH). Learn more about transferring from a community College to a UC campus. TMIH provides information on transfer options to UC schools. Students are required to attend all sessions at their high school. Registration is required. (Please see Ms. Correa in Room 34 for more information)

Workshop 1: Why Transfer to a UC?

Monday, April 8th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Workshop 2: How to Transfer to a UC

Wednesday, April 10th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

SENIORS: If you have not completed your Community College Application OR have not shown proof of completion, please see Ms. Magaña in the CCC as soon as possible.

SENIORS: Oxnard College is having an upcoming event called “OC Friday” taking place on April 5, 2019. At this event students will meet with an Oxnard College counselor (individually) to plan one to two semesters of courses as well as meeting ALL of the remaining enrollment requirements needed to become a student at Oxnard College. Please pick up a permission slip form in the College and Career Center if you are interested in participating.

SENIORS: Students is you have already completed the Financial Aid Application (FAFSA or California Dream Act) please create a WEBGRANTS4STUDENTS account. Please stop by room 34 if you need additional help.

Rio Mesa High School Sophomores:  Want to learn more information about colleges and universities? The A-G requirements? Visit College Campuses in California? Are you interested in joining the University of California, Santa Barbara Early Academic Outreach Program?! See Ms. Correa in Room 34 for more information. 😊
Rio Mesa High School Seniors: Have you been admitted to schools? Please check in with Ms. Correa in Room 34.

After school online A-G repair and credit recovery classes for seniors and now juniors continue. Please see your counselor to see if you qualify.

College Application Workshops After School Tuesday and Thursday in Room 34, from 3:00PM – 5:00PM

ELD TUTORING:  ELD Tutoring will take place Mondays through Thursdays from 3:15 – 4:15.

KHAN ACADEMY: Stop by room 34 to get set up on Khan Academy any day During Nutrition, Lunch, or After school.

VOLUNTEER AT THE CAMARILLO LIBRARY:  Several opportunities are available to earn community service hours by volunteering at the Camarillo Library.  You might help by being a Homework Coach, a Technology Coach, be on the Teen Advisory Board, or help at Special Events.  A volunteer application is available in the College and Career Center.

TWITTER: Follow Counselors on twitter! @RMHS_Counselors

Ongoing Events

RECYCLE FOR SIGHT BOX: The students from the Leo’s Club have placed a box in the office for eye glasses that you no longer want but can be recycled. If you have eye glasses that you no longer use but are still in good condition, we will take them. Lions club takes them all over the world for those in need.  The box is in the office, but you can send to room 75 as well.

WHAT I NEED (WIN) APP: The “WHAT I NEED” app empowers homeless or resource-insecure youths and adults to locate free supportive services. WIN’s searchable database enables users to find and connect to hundreds of essential programs offering: shelter, food, medical care, crisis support, drop-in centers, government benefits, legal counsel, transportation, jobs, educations, and different hotlines. It is designed for vulnerable youths ages 12-25. All providers represented in the WIN directory offer assistance and services to unaccompanied youth who simply walk in, (allowing vulnerable youth to obtain essential services without pre-screening or referral). Also included are agencies who serve unique populations including foster youth, LGBTQ youth, youths struggling with mental illness, pregnant or parenting teens, and young veterans as well as victims of assault or sexual violence, sexual exploitation, and/or domestic abuse. The app serves as a valuable tool for the community at large.

ATTENTION STUDENTS! You need a pass from your teacher to go to the Health Office for medical care, except in the following instances:

  1. You are actively bleeding, or
  2. You are having an asthma attack with labor / difficulty breathing, or
  3. You are escorted by a staff member, or
  4. To take medication, or
  5. You have a true emergency.

 

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